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Rattling/Tapping noise from engine - Grange Punto 1.3 MJD

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by amol.ard, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. amol.ard

    amol.ard Timido

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    Pune
    Pune
    Linea 1.3
    My Punto has done 45000 kms & till last month the engine was running as smooth as butter :up

    Recently did 4th servicing. Surprisingly post servicing & Oil change my car encountered below issues :sad: -

    1) Low Pick up (Dealer solved this issue by cleaning carbon from the Input manifold/chamber of the engine)
    2) Increase in Engine noise

    However, the Engine noise (above point 2) has increased considerably - Additional Rattling/Tapping noise can be heard from engine. At higher RPM's (>2500) the noise increases considerably giving driving roughness & displeasure.

    This problem persists at lower RPM's as well. (However the pick up is good)

    I'm afraid the dealer has done some wrong things during 4th servicing :punch

    Did any of the fiat owners face similar issue in Punto 1.3 MJD ?
    What could be the technical cause for this problem :A

    Best Regards,
    Amol
  2. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    588
    Bangalore
    Bad/old engine oil
    Loose fittings(highly unlikely)
    Filters..

    Better to take it to TASS
  3. I suggest you to switch to Delvac 1 engine oil also get your EGR,Inter cooler and MAF sensor cleaned.
    TASS may not do it so you will have to get this done outside.
  4. amol.ard

    amol.ard Timido

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    6
    Pune
    Pune
    Linea 1.3
    Thanks for your inputs mate.

    Today i took my 1.3 MJD to Tata-fiat dealer & he says that now the timing chain has to be replaced.

    My car has done 45000 kms. Do we really have to change timing chain during this interval?
    The manaul doesnt say anything about this.

    Usually the timing chain goes till 80,000 - 1,00,000 kms.

    What do i do ?
  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    5,243
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    Will they cover this under the Warranty?
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
  7. amol.ard

    amol.ard Timido

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    Pune
    Pune
    Linea 1.3
    Thanks Ravi.

    On 13 Aug 12 - Fiat & TASC replaced the timing chain in warranty. But that has not solved the problem.
    The Rattling noise remains as it is & the engine runs quite rough.:Aha

    On 16 Aug 12 - I took my car again to the same TASC & shouted to him asking the problem isn't solved & probably incorrect diagnosis.:hit
    Now the TASC says that the water Pump needs to be replaced.....:eek:

    They are working on it.

    Water Pump failure for Fiat Grande Punto.....surprising
    The water pump has good life & normally doesn't turn bad.....

    Best Regards,
    Amol Deshpande
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  8. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    I got my timing chain replaced and after the change I could hear some noise most probably it was the new chain making noise.They changed it again and this time the engine cover is vibrating. Have to take it again to get it fixed.

    Water pump is solid part and cant get bad in 45000 kms.

    I was also advised to clean the injectors and am scared to get it done.
  9. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    Check the injectors. Nothing to do with water pump.
  10. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    821
    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    Can u record the noise and upload as want to compare with the noise am getting.TASS guy old me it can be injectors or tappets.will als upload the noise am getting
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012

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